Geologist Alumnus Profiled for Groundbreaking Earthquake Study

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Geologist Alumnus Ramon Arrowsmith '89  profiled for groundbreaking earthquake studyDr. Ramon Arrowsmith '89, a geologist and professor at Arizona State University, was part of a team of researchers studying earthquake behavior, specifically along a key part of the San Andreas Fault in California. Supported in part by the NSF, the team's work, heralded as "the most comprehensive analysis" of the faultline section, revealed "new information about fault behavior and changed scientists' understanding of the fault's potential for producing damaging earthquakes." Arrowsmith was subsequently interviewed for the article "Unlocking the Mysteries of the San Andreas Fault," posted on, a "go-to" website for science, health, and technology news.